The Dallas Cowboys are in a difficult spot after their starting quarterback, Dak Prescott, suffered a shoulder injury during the early stages of training camp. With Prescott still nursing his right shoulder injury, Dallas quarterback play has been nothing but awful.
As a result, the need for a quarterback in the team is becoming an interesting snag with Garrett Gilbert and Cooper Rush being non-viable options in the team. And with the Dallas Cowboys set to play against Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the defending champions, the pressure in Texas is becoming overwhelming. But you could make it enjoyable by online betting in Texas for this upcoming match.
With the season opener being two weeks away the Dallas Cowboys’ brass is opting to look outside of the organization to find a legit backup Quarterback. Here are three options. Let’s get started
The Dallas Cowboys could acquire Drew Lock. However, the dynamic of the backup quarterback room changes. This is because Drew Lock is more physically gifted than what the Cowboys have on their current roaster making him the instant backup. Therefore, leaving the Dallas Cowboys to decide between Garrett Gilbert and Cooper Rush.
With a salary cap of $1.9 million this season and a jump to a salary cap of almost $2.2 million in the next year, Drew is set to be on a second-round contract in his third year with the Denver Broncos. However, Drew’s completion percentage dropped from his rookie year despite having a throw of 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions last season. This is not a good selling point but can be used by the Dallas Cowboys against Denver Broncos in trade negotiations.
The Dallas Cowboys are up against the cap, that being the case, a cheap backup for Prescott is the ideal focus here. This is where Nick Foles comes into play. 32-year-old Nick Foles is the current number 3 quarterback for the Chicago Bears and a perfect upgrade of what the Dallas Cowboys have behind Dak Prescott. If the Cowboys acquire Nick, they would be looking at a $4 million cap hit for the 2021 season Which is doable for the Dallas Cowboys.
25-year-old Jarrett Stidham is the current number 4 quarterback for the New England Patriots. However, there’s a good chance that he will be moved ahead of week 1 creating a chance for a potential trade. As a result, Jarrett could be an upgrade to Dallas and a potential long-term option for the Dallas cowboys. Despite some inconsistencies as a sophomore, Jarret was held in high regard by the New England Patriots’ brass.